Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-18337

Description

Half-length, side portrait of Benjamin Franklin seated at a table and reading some letters. His right hand's thumb is posed on his chin and his left hand holds the letters. A classical bust is placed on some books at the table. Frame: thick 2 in. gilt frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
prints (visual works)
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Portrait
Unidentified Paper
Stipple Engraved
Portrait

Inscription

Printed beneath print: ""Painted by Martin. Engraved by Longacre/ Engraved for the Port-folio published by H. Hall."" An attachment on the back of the engraving reads: ""Charles N. Robinson, / Carver & Gilder,/ Manufactures and has constantly on hand at his / Looking Glass & Picture Store,/ No. 86, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,/ A general assortment of....[see worksheet for further inscription]""

Associated Person

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Martin (Painter)
Longacre (Engraver)
Robinson, Charles N. (Framer)

Location of Origin

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dimensions

11.25 x 9.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.375

Date

1820-1840 (Possibly)

Places

Pennsylvania (United States)